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A Dynamic Model For Delivering Distance Learning Curriculum Via Interactive Peripherals

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2004 Annual Conference


Salt Lake City, Utah

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June 20, 2004

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June 20, 2004

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June 23, 2004



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Entrepreneurial/Innovative Communication

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9.38.1 - 9.38.11



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Ronald Gonzales

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Session: 3561

A Dynamic Model for Delivering Distance Learning Curriculum via Interactive Peripherals

Ronald F. Gonzales Brigham Young University


Distance learning programs are evolving on the basis of a centralized broadcast location delivered to off campus sites and locally administered by facilitators. Students that attend distance learning or distance education classes consider their participation helpful as they experience education or learning away from the traditional “bricks and mortar” classroom. This simple, yet effective model, is not without design considerations. A common problem with the current model is that the overall system of curriculum transmission, local facilitation, and student participation is not in full membership with the academic community. In addition, the impact of user interface design and a new consideration representing modes of assessment all are new and determining factors applied to the distance education process. This presentation will discuss current practices and make recommendations associated with the administrative and instructional and facilitative design parameters. It is believed that distance learning programs are a viable and alternative learning environment that may be used to achieve college level learning available to juniors, seniors, and adult community citizens.

Introduction Design constructs associated with distance learning curriculum delivery have become an assessment variable within the system of electronically mediated curriculum. A consensus of literary reviews have focused their efforts on the design of distance learning curriculum associated with “lesser or no structure”. Those who have authored distance education course materials take issue with this statement and admittedly describe their efforts in curriculum design as requiring more effort, knowledge, and multiple skill levels associated with delivering distance learning. Contained within the technology of distance learning systems are those interactive peripherals that enhance the overall process. Peripherals or support processes include both input and output software and hardware. A successful distance learner and course designer

Gonzales, R. (2004, June), A Dynamic Model For Delivering Distance Learning Curriculum Via Interactive Peripherals Paper presented at 2004 Annual Conference, Salt Lake City, Utah. 10.18260/1-2--13906

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